Thomas Hyland, Jr. (1604 - 1683) MP

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Birthplace: Waldron, Sussex, , England
Death: Died in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Managed by: Thomas Shirley
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About Thomas Hyland, Jr.

The Hylands of Scituate variously spelled their surname Highland, Hiland, Hilland, and Hyland, with Hyland being the most common.

"Thomas Hyland was freeman in Scituate 1638. His farm was on the fourth cliff, principally, but his house was on Kent street, nearly opposite to the lane called 'the drift way.' He came from Thomas first removed to Tenterden, where Sarah was born, and later came to Scituate.7

Thomas was from Tenterden, Kent, England. Most of his children were probably born there.2

Tenterden in Kent, England. There is no record of the birth of his children. It, however, appears that his daughter Debora was the second wife of Serjeant William Ticknor, 1666, and a daughter Mary, the third wife of John Bryant, se. 1664, and Ruth, single, 1664, and Sarah, wife of Thomas Turner, 1652. He mentions these daughters in his deeds of settlement, 1664. He had a son Samuel, who died a soldier in Philip's war, 1676. HIs wife Elizabeth executor, and Serjeant John Bryant bondsman."6

James Cudworth sold his Scituate home to Thomas Hyland when he went to Barnstable in 1640.45

Thomas resided on Kent Street opposite a lane called ‘Drift Way,’ and had a farm on the Fourth Cliff. (The old lane called ‘Drift Way’ in early records has later been known as Ridgehill St., and is not to be confused with the present [1936] road around the hills, called the ‘Drift Way.’)7

On Feb. 1, 1638 he "tooke the oath of allegiance to the King and fidelitie to the colony" in Scituate, [Plym. Col. Rec., 1:110]. He died after 28 Oct 1681when reference is made to "old Thomas Hieland" in court records [Plym. Col. Rec., 6:78].

-------------------- Heilland, Hiland or Hyland

Lived in Tenterden from 1629 to 1636, emigrated to New England where he was a proprieter in Scituate, acc. to http://freepages.family.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~carrollrogers/ps35/ps35_474.htm

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Thomas Hyland Jr.'s Timeline

1604
April 23, 1604
Waldron, Sussex, , England
April 23, 1604
Waldron, Sussex, England
April 23, 1604
Waldron, Sussex, England
1629
November 15, 1629
Age 25
England
1629
Age 24
Barbados
1631
1631
Age 26
Tenterden, Kent, England
1633
September 23, 1633
Age 29
Tenterden, Kent, England
1634
March 9, 1634
Age 29
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
1634
Age 29
Tenterden, Co. Kent, England
1637
1637
Age 32
Scituate, Plymouth, Mass.